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Rejuvenate your team with a Corporate Retreat

There's no question about it - everything is getting busier, and this includes the workplace. Deadlines are squeezed tighter, and projects fly in faster, and it seems as if everyone is just Go! Go! Go! This manic pace may be reason enough to put on the brakes and...

Marcia’s Christmas Salad Recipe

It's the season for friends and family, so why not gather around for a festive salad inspired by Christmas! Haloumi, Cherry and Baby Spinach Salad with a Creamy Pesto Dressing Dressing 250g    Greek Yogurt 30ml    Rocket Pesto 30ml    Cream Squeeze fresh lemon Salad...

A holiday getaway for the whole family!

Spend the December school holidays with De Hoop Collection and know that you will be enjoying quality family time in a magical outdoor setting! Head off to De Hoop Nature Reserve (a comfortable three hours drive from Cape Town) this summer, where you and the kids can...

De Hoop Celebrates 30 Years as a Marine Protected Area

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently reported that “De Hoop MPA is critically important for the conservation of the Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) which is an endangered species.  De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is one of CapeNature’s...

Sensational De Hoop Trail

Lowland fynbos underbrush meets grass plains and forested gorges, only to run into a long white beach with rocky shores and blue waters. De Hoop Nature Reserve’s diverse landscape is an amazing home to impressive birdlife and wildlife, of which the rare Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra reign. There might be many ways to experience the enchanting landscapes and animals of De Hoop, but those adventurous hearts’ only real option is to walk the sensational De Hoop Trail.

The Gracefully Awkward Ostrich

They must be one of the world’s oddest looking creatures. Flightless but sturdy, they roam the fields and plains of the Overberg on their enormous, dinosaur-like feet, moving with tall, scaly legs and knobbly knees that carry a fat body of wide feathers. All the while they are alert, twisting their great beak and big eyes around on their long, skinny neck. The ostrich is certainly one of the world’s most awkwardly designed animals, and the Overberg is one of the best places to see them.

The Whales Have Arrived!

The white shores run off from the smooth dunes and break with the white foam of crashing waves, and distantly behind the breakers the water is smooth and still… except for an enormous tail rising solitary out of the ocean, waiting to plunge back into the cold waters...

What on earth is a Eurasian Curlew?

What on earth is a Eurasian Curlew? And what about an Antbear? Join us at De Hoop Nature Reserve this July for our Winter School Holidays programme and other exciting memories to be made. This July, the best way to enjoy De Hoop is with our Winter School Holiday...

New Wedding Venue at De Hoop Delights

The Shed, De Hoop Collections new wedding venue is sure to delight couples and guests alike at this Nature Reserve Destination. With breathtaking views over the 19km vlei (birders, bring your binocs for in between speeches) the area used to be a storage area of sorts...